Romford made it four wins from four in the Essex Senior League – their best start in 60 years – with a 2-0 success at Hullbridge Sports.
Boro ensured a happy birthday for boss Dan Spinks as they recorded a fifth successive victory in all competitions, taking the lead on 33 minutes with a fine backheeled finish from Jayden Silcott-Brown, after some great play on the left.
Hullbridge had penalty claims waved away after the restart, with Boro making sure of the points in stoppage time when Bruno Gomes found the net.
“Different test for us today, than we’ve had in the last few weeks, very direct, thought the boys dealt with it perfectly,” Dan Spinks told the club website.
“When we got it down and played we looked dangerous. They’re a good side, they’re going to get plenty of points here so we’re pleased to get another three points away from home. Got to take that at the moment.”
Boro take on landlords Barking on Wednesday, with Blues having celebrated a 4-2 home win over Stanway Rovers.
Spinks added: “It will be a tough game, I’m close with the manager there, we’ve got a bit of a rivalry with the two clubs.
“But if the boys show the same energy we’ll be alright. We’ll give it a go against anyone at the moment.”